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Calculation of Welding Trusses Overlap Joints Made of Rectangular Hollow Sections

J. Bródka
  • Politechnika Białostocka, Wydział Budownictwa i Inżynierii Środowiska, ul. Wiejska 45 E, 15-351 Białystok
/ M. Broniewicz
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  • Politechnika Białostocka, Wydział Budownictwa i Inżynierii Środowiska, ul. Wiejska 45 E, 15-351 Białystok
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Published Online: 2013-12-13 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/ace-2013-0024


The basis for calculating of resistance of welded RHS connections is provided by codes and international guidebooks. In the matter of calculation of the resistance of welded joints, the European standard contains very general recommendations without specifying the detailed calculation procedures, which (the) designers could use in their work. Estimation of resistance of welded semi-rigid joints is a complex issue because it requires determining of effective lengths of welds, their placement on the member walls with their different rigidity, and distribution of components of the load acting on each section of welds in various joint areas. In this paper an approximate assessment is suggested of the resistance of the welded connection in the overlapped K type joints, made of rectangular hollow sections.

Keywords: hollow section structures; trusses joints; RHS brace members; RHS chords; partially overlapped joints; resistance of the welds


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About the article

Received: 2013-04-24

Revised: 2013-11-12

Published Online: 2013-12-13

Published in Print: 2013-12-01

Citation Information: Archives of Civil Engineering, ISSN (Online) 1230-2945, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/ace-2013-0024. Export Citation

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